Have you heard Brian lately? He sounds great. No struggle no strain better than orignal 2011 recording . It may not be 100% but it pretty damn close. But yeah when I saw him struggle with voice it was hard especially since it  seem to come out of nowhere   That's why I believe that why he had such a hard time with it too.. The best thing for him would have been take a break but as the most intergral  part of the group it would have hard. It was easy to rearrange vocals for  Kevin's absence since he did mostly backup , but it would have been hard to  to do that fo Brian absence.  Brian is truly the Jordan or my case I will say  Batman because I lovde the 90s Batman cartoon  although some will argue over whether Nick or AJ  is the Pippin or Robin.The COVID imposed break was a blessing in disguise in that regard  

If you have seen the documentary, you probably remember the infamous fight scene, Although I thought    Nick was acting childishly   and should have had more empathy I understood why he was angry. Brian pretty much hid it until he was forced to reveal it . Even in anger  there was  concern because  although they had grown apart due to changing life  circumstances, they still remain friends. As he admit in the next part he desperately wanted things to be as before. 

 I f you don't  believe that, watch  them trade banter about when they met and Nick finally getting back at Brian  for all the times Brian made fun of voice.  It never fails  to make me laugh  if you have been at an DNA show you probably seen some version of this  but the one from Newark, NJ is the best )  Seriously, they need to take it on the road as a comedy act, or at least to  Nick's stream.

I understand why this was hard for him, harder than dealing with his heart condition.When your livelihood is threatened it is easy to get depressed and want to hide . But it is nice that his bandmates back him up when does struggle and to me that demonstrates they are like brothers.


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